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Crunchy Apple Side Salad

With fiber-rich fruit, light dressing and crunchy walnuts, this is a great side dish or snack. Try it with low-fat granola. —Kathy Armstrong, Post Falls, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1/3 cup fat-free sugar-free vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 2 medium red apples, chopped
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts


  • In a large bowl, combine the yogurt, whipped topping and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Add apples and cranberries; toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Sprinkle with walnuts and remaining cinnamon before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 109 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • Aladin
    May 15, 2020

    Use sour cream..

  • mistieblu
    Aug 31, 2016

    Does anyone have an idea what to use instead of Yogurt ? Neither me or my husband can tolerate it. Sounds good. but....

  • Queenlalisa
    Apr 9, 2016

    My entire family loved this. My daughter made it for us. That made it extra special. I'm going to try it with pecans next time. I loved the cranberries.

  • Kaffaroni
    Jan 12, 2014

    We don't like 'fake' whipped cream, didn't have any, so I made with all yogurt (2%) instead. More a light dessert than a salad for our tastes but very tasty and I'll be making it again. Excellent for a healthy breakfast dish, too!

  • rec-chef
    Sep 22, 2013

    We love this salad! We use what ever apples we have in the fridge and leave out the craisins and add grapes. You can really play around with this! Thanks for a great recipe!

  • chocoloco
    Jun 14, 2013

    Left out the cranberries, and substituted whatever yogurt I had on hand. Great healthy dessert!

  • sherrigs
    Dec 26, 2011

    Added additional sweetener. My brother-in-law asked to take some home.

  • ariel_pastore
    Nov 11, 2011

    I'm not big on apples and my fiance hates salads, but we both absolutely love this. He begs me to make is constantly.

  • pcronk
    Sep 26, 2011

    So good even my friend's 4-year old called it "delightful". Love the extra flavor from the cinnamon and the fact that there's no mayo.

  • pohl1959
    Sep 19, 2011

    Really good and really easy .... my favorite words to describe a recipe!!